>Vs Eastern Province 62 >Ist test 15 & 4 >Vs Natal Invitation XI 12
>II test 169 & 9 >Vs Griqualand West 51 >Vs Free State did not play
>III test 35 & 9 >Vs South Africa A 37
>One day internationals :
>Vs SA 0 >Vs Zim 6 >Vs SA 1
>From all matches Total 410 from 13 inn. avg : 31.53
>From Test matches Total 241 from 6 inn. avg : 40.16
>From One Day Intl.Total 7 from 3 inn. avg : 2.33
The interesting thing to note is that if you remove that one innings of
169, his average will be: 20.08 in 12 innings from all matches; and
14.40 in 5 test match innings. Not a hall mark of world class batsmen.
No doubt in the remaining ODIs he will score one century and it will bring
back his average to 40+. What India needs from him more scores in 50+ than
one century out of six innings. Both Ganguly and Dravid are more
consistent though they may just average just like SRT.
In future, one should look at both average and variance in evaluating the
batsmen. How consistent a batsmen is as important as how good his average
It will be nice to see who is the most consistent batsmen (minimum
variance) among all batsmen who played at least 50 innings and have average
greater than 30.
Most probably it will be Bradman, followed by Sobers, Gavaskar, one of the
least consistent will be Kapil Dev.
Among the current batsmen it will be Chandrapaul.